U.S. Congressional report blames management for huge federal breach

The problem with taking a vacation is that interesting things always happen when you’re away. So I’m playing catch-up on...

September 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry scores multi-million dollar security contract with U.S. Government

BlackBerry this week announced it will be working with the U.S. government to both enhance the federal emergency mass notification...

July 21st, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Gavel in court

U.S. law can’t force American service providers to turn over foreign data: Court

Organizations  worried about the ability of American law enforcement agencies to get at electronic data in foreign data centres have...

July 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Tony Summerlin of the Federal Communications Commission

Advice to CIOs: Be fast, decisive and carry cable cutters

Patience is not one of Tony Summerlin's strong suits. Nor, he suggests, should it be in the toolkit of a...

June 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Ottawa should create cyber threat advisory committee, says security lawyer

The federal government should follow Washington's lead and create an advisory committee of experts on national cybersecurity -- announced yesterday...

April 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Cloud Safe

Will Microsoft privacy deal with German service provider be followed here?

With American legal agencies claiming they have the right to demand customer data from U.S. companies stored anywhere in the...

November 11th, 2015 Howard Solomon


What CISOs can learn from the U.S. on handling a breach

Canada is different from the U.S. in a lot of ways. One of them is that our parliamentary committees, under...

September 17th, 2015 Howard Solomon


More lessons CISOs can learn from a massive U.S. government breach

A government couldn't face many worse breaches than the intrusion Washington discovered at the department that does security clearances for...

August 26th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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A U.S. federal CIO takes 10 minutes to show his Canadian peers a way to speed up innovation

The way Mark Schwartz describes IT projects in the federal government would probably make CIOs in Treasury Board and other...

August 11th, 2015 Shane Schick